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Old 02-22-2019, 04:59 AM
 
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So I locked myself out of my house this morning. My key ring with the house key broke. My wife was subbing and everyone with a spare key was working.
Oh boy. This is a great fear I have. With that, we do have a garage door pad that can be used, and I have hidden pretty well a spare key to the house within the garage. DH and I both have discussed this.
The only glitch will be if there is a power outage then I just don't know.
Someone we know used to keep a key attached with a magnet under a window. That actually worked fine for them but it somehow scares me.
But this is a good reminder that we all might want to finetune this.
So how did you do? Did you have to wait for school to end?

 
Old 02-22-2019, 06:50 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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So I locked myself out of my house this use the garage door keypad to get in amorning. My key ring with the house key broke. My wife was subbing and everyone with a spare key was working.

Our front door has a smart lock and the batteries need to be replaced every once in a while. I don’t carry keys on walks with the dog and found the door lock wasn’t responding when we returned, so I had to use the garage door keypad to get in last week. Like many people, we keep the door from the garage into the house unlocked during the day. I should carry a key.

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Old 02-22-2019, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Oh boy. This is a great fear I have. With that, we do have a garage door pad that can be used, and I have hidden pretty well a spare key to the house within the garage. DH and I both have discussed this.
The only glitch will be if there is a power outage then I just don't know.
Someone we know used to keep a key attached with a magnet under a window. That actually worked fine for them but it somehow scares me.
But this is a good reminder that we all might want to finetune this.
So how did you do? Did you have to wait for school to end?
I had errands to run that morning so I didn't notice until it was too late. I hung out with my DIL for a couple hours until she picked up my great-granddaughter. My great-granddaughter has a key so she let herself in in the mornings when I take her to school.

The garage door opener was the reason I was out running errands. Had to replace it. We are getting new cabinets as well
 
Old 02-22-2019, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Magnetic key holder hidden on the hot water heater, off to the side almost to the back of the heater. With everything using a battery, I find it is easier to always carry a loose house key whenever I leave the house and lock it while gone. Transports easily in a pocket or shoe.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Fake "rock" hidden in the flower box in the back yard.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Luckily (I guess) I can't lock my doors. Anyway 6 inches of snow this morning still snowing, been outside with the doggie playing. It's very quiet for a change too.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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They predicted 2-3" of snow here and it's really coming down at the moment. I think we got lucky as it stayed warm enough through the night that it rained instead of snowed. The sound of the rain hitting the outside meters during the night kept me awake for most of the night. I can barely see the highway and both mountain chains are invisible today.



I'd planned to go grocery shopping today, but will put it off for another day as there's nothing that I need immediately. While I'm comfortable driving in snow, I worry about Arizona drivers who are unused to it. I found it amusing that they announced school closings yesterday before the rain even started.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 04:41 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I just got back home a bit ago from driving a friend to Murfreesboro for a medical procedure (about 90 minute drive). Nothing but rain all the way over and back. Every river we crossed is running pretty wild and some places along the road looked like small lakes. And we still have another 24 hours of heavy rain coming at us. I sure am glad that I don't live in some of the homes we passed where the yards are already full of water.
 
Old 02-22-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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Wow, Deelighted, you are getting snow way down there in Cochise County? This storm really is massive! Hubby and I just walked to Walgreen's -- it looked like it was safe enough, not about to rain....well, we had to stand in line at the Pharmacy and by the time we walked out the front door of Walgreen's it was pouring. Fortunately, we had a big umbrella with us so we walked home "Under the Big Umbrella" just like Jo and Professor March in Little Women!!! We do not get to do this very often in Arizona!
 
Old 02-23-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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They predicted 2-3" of snow here and it's really coming down at the moment. I think we got lucky as it stayed warm enough through the night that it rained instead of snowed. The sound of the rain hitting the outside meters during the night kept me awake for most of the night. I can barely see the highway and both mountain chains are invisible today.



I'd planned to go grocery shopping today, but will put it off for another day as there's nothing that I need immediately. While I'm comfortable driving in snow, I worry about Arizona drivers who are unused to it. I found it amusing that they announced school closings yesterday before the rain even started.

I'm surprised we got as little snow as we did here. Sedona got at least a foot and we got about 6 inches. Seems like different parts of town got different depths too. Couldn't see Mingus Mtn. or Sedona for a couple of days. We've had a LOT of flooding up here and now, when the snow melts, it's likely to get worse.


So many people in AZ are 'transplants' from snow country you'd think they would remember how to drive in it!
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